UPDATE: Suspect in Austin parking lot shooting’s guilty plea accepted
(ABC 6 News) – The man charged in a July 1 shooting in the parking lot of The Bakery Lounge and Cuatro Copas in Austin entered a petition to plead guilty Thursday, Nov. 16.
That plea deal was accepted Monday, Nov. 27.
Hector Serrano Maldonado, 30, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 22, 2024.
Maldonado was originally charged with felony 2nd-degree attempted murder–with intent, not premeditated; 1st-degree assault–great bodily harm; 2nd-degree assault–substantial bodily harm; and 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
On Nov. 2, Mower County Court filed a new criminal complaint, charging Maldonado with a fifth felony–intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety, as well as misdemeanor disorderly conduct and carrying a pistol under the influence of alcohol.
The new criminal complaint brought Maldonado’s number of charges up to seven.
According to his plea agreement, Maldonado has agreed to plead guilty to the new charges of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety, disorderly conduct, and carrying a pistol under the influence of alcohol, as long as the prosecution agrees to dismiss all other charges.
If the courts agree, Maldonado will also pay an unspecified amount in restitution, according to his plea agreement.
Maldonado’s plea hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 27.